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Kenai Peninsula hopes to host Board of Fish meetings

...These were probably the toughest meetings this board has ever had and probably ever will have."Soldotna resident Ken Tarbox, a retired research biologist for the Department of Fish and Game, said the meetings in 1999 were blown way out of...
Summer reading wrapping up

...Peninsula Orchestra and Quintet, Kenai River Rotary, Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society, Kenai Watershed Forum, Ken Tarbox, Odie's Deli, River City Books, Susan Nabholz, and the US Forestry Service. Also a big thank you to the Soldotna...
Birding festival flies into town

...down the river. "They get to see the Kenai River when it's not crowded," said president of the Keen Eye Bird Club Ken Tarbox. The warm weather may be a boon as well because several varieties of songbird are showing up earlier than they did last...
Dipnet work session brings hope for changes public access and parking area off of the Inlet Salmon Road would mitigate the damage being inflicted, she said.Ken Tarbox of Kenai addressed an issue raised by the Kenai Watershed Forum of how people migrate upstream to fish, which damages...
Sport group targets set netters

...the same part of the inlet from year to year and are sometimes too close to shore for the drift fleet to catch them. Ken Tarbox, former Fish and Game research biologist said eliminating the drift fleet would never be able to keep up with the sockeye...
Goals being set to ensure failure

The Board of Fish meeting is just about over and unless a last second reconsideration is made the commercial fishery plans are set. The Board has put coho and chinook salmon as a priority fish in upper Cook Inlet but has not stated that in regulation and yet kept the sockeye salmon goals in place which creates a conflict.
Questions remain about king counts after Fish and Game shifts to high-tech sonar

...probably continue our netting at about the same location, but be doing it differently." Former area research biologist Ken Tarbox said king salmon managers could be focusing too much attention on the minutiae of counting the king salmon. Tarbox...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Kings drive news, sockeyes drive inlet economy

...people are starting to look at it as just, more of a true sport fishery where you're out there to hook and release." Ken Tarbox, a retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game research biologist, said understanding that sport fishing had more economic...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Habitat ordinance vote shows foresight

There are times in a politician's life when courage and foresight take precedent over short term political gain. Linda Murphy showed that statesmanship when she voted yes for our grandchildren's future and the role of salmon in their lives. It took courage to say yes to the salmon habitat protection ordinance. She deserves support and re-election for this one vote alone but she is also a rationale person on a variety of issues.
Birds on the brain

...Wildlife Refuge wildlife technician, with a hushed enthusiasm."What did you hear?" said retired fisheries biologist Ken Tarbox twirling around and scanning the nearest tree."Ruby-crowned kinglet. Listen, you hear it going, 'chidit, chidit...


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